Sesame Street
Plot Up and down!
Air date January 30, 1970
Season Season 1 (1969-1970)
Sponsors I, P, U, 10
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon displays a capital and lowercase letter I, and introduces Bob's story.
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Muppets / Cast Bob reads "The Story of Ira and Inez."
(First: Episode 0034)
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Cartoon A Gary Owens-voiced man attempts to discuss the letter I, but is jeered by an offscreen voice. The man uses him as an example of the word "impolite".
(First: Episode 0032)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
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SCENE 2 Gordon makes sure Big Bird knows the difference between "up" and "down", pointing out such examples as going up and down the steps, and kids playing jump rope. Big Bird thinks of something else that can go up and down: a rocket.
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Film Countdown #1
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird: "I was thinking of a different rocket …"
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Film Countdown #5
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird: "I was thinking of a rocket that goes straight up into the air …"
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Film Countdown #7
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SCENE 2
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Big Bird: "There! That's the rocket!" Gordon mentions that an elevator also goes up and down.
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Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" -- An elevator operator stops at ten floors to pick up passengers, including a witch, a fireman, and a kangaroo. The tenth passenger, a mouse, causes the elevator to overload and explode.
(First: Episode 0003)
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Muppets / Cast It's Silly Song Time! A gang of hippie Anything Muppets sing a song about "Up and Down". After the first verse, we fade to a sequence of Buddy looking up for something he dropped — a balloon. After the second verse, we fade to a scene of Ernie pouring milk into a glass while hanging upside down, despite Bert's warning.
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)"
(First: Episode 0021)
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Cartoon "Count Up Elevator" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0003)
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Cartoon A male voice narrates a story of a jazzy triangle who loved to dance, and a square square. The triangle likes being flexible, but the square would rather be stiff and *square*.
Music: "Waltz in Mean Time," David Lee
(First: Episode 0007)
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Cartoon "Poverty U" -- A figure gives a salute to the letter U, and presents the letter with a bouquet of flowers.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings their own version of "The Alphabet Song".
(First: Episode 0005)
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SCENE 3 Bob and a kid observe a tree, and look for things made of wood.
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Film Trip thru woods
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to show Bert his ice cube collection, however, they were too cold so he put them in a box covered with an electric blanket. Much to Ernie's surprise, the ice cubes have disappeared. Since they were replaced with water, Ernie suspects that a fish might have stolen them. Bert tells him that it's because they've melted. Ernie, however, is now convinced that a fish melted the ice cubes, and angrily walks out the door, threatening to "tear him fin-from-fin."
(First: Episode 0033)
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Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (repeat)
(First: Episode 0021)
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SCENE 4 Susan watches some girls play jump rope and points out the rhythm they're using.
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Film Rhythm
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Muppets Bob and the Anything Muppets sing "The People in Your Neighborhood": Fireman and Postman.
(First: Episode 0023)
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Film "My Kitten"
A boy narrates a film about his playful kitten, Dusty, who has a big imagination.
(First: Episode 0004)
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SCENE 5 Susan reads Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion. She then points out that Ernie has run out of cookies.
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Muppets "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked a Cake"
(First: Episode 0031)
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Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Cast Buddy and Jim struggle with replacing a light bulb.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P.
(First: Episode 0057)
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SCENE 6 Susan plays two rounds of "One of These Things" with the viewer, and Gordon signs off.


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